Probably could mean a few things. I'll leave those possibilities to those
who have solved that type of problem via nitty gritty digging. The times
I've had carb problems I tend to just get a rebuild kit and a can of carb
cleaner. Sometimes see the cause when I take it apart and sometimes not
but the rebuild and cleaning takes care of it.
Or you could get a replacement carb and be done with it. Either way,
change the oil before trying to run it again. As Ransley said, oil is
likely diluted with gas. Will quickly ruin bearings and then some if run
Don't know what those wires are for. I'm sure someone has input.
Some mowers have a fuel shutoff solenoid mounted on the carb. Turn off
the key and it shuts off the fuel. Supposedly it eliminates chugging/
running after you turn the motor off - although I don't know exactly
how it does it.
Ed Pawlowski;3014178 Wrote:
> > my 42" MTD mower with a 17hp.
motor won't turn over..new starter, new
> > battery.
> It has a fairly low
center of gravity by design. Get a neighbor or two
> help you lift one
side and you can get it over. If you can park
> sideways on
> a hill, it is
Be sure to tie it up!!! Last summer a young friend did something
this - had it jacked up and was working on it. But he did not tie it up.
Thing fell on him. His dad found his dead body with a broken neck! He
I bought a nice 20 horse riding mower with snowblower dirt cheap because
the owner did not realize the cowling around the fly wheel was dented
into it preventing starting. He also replaced the battery and starter to
no avail. He gave up and it sat in his field for a couple years then
sold it to me. Runs real nice and is almost new. I like a nice bargain.
Sounds like time to get the volt ohm meter out. Check the
volts at the battery, while turning the starter. Jump it to
get the mower running, check the battery voltage with the
machine running. That kind of test. Fairly basic.
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